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Now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second season is off and running, we are now back to having weekly looks and updates from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The coming weeks should be filled with all kinds of sneak peeks at Marvel Comics characters that will be coming to the show, and that's exactly what's being delivered today. Ladies and gentlemen, here is your first look at Adrianne Palacki in-character as Bobbi Morse - perhaps best known to comic book fans as Mockingbird.
This image was first posted by Entertainment Weekly, which also provides a brief run down on how Mockingbird will be portrayed in the show. Comparing her to Jeremy Renner's version of Hawkeye from The Avengers, the character is described as not being super-powered, but instead simply being an extremely highly-skilled S.H.I.E.L.D. operative. Here she is actually pictured as "the head of Hydra Security," and while the character has classically been a force for good, the write-up suggests that audiences may not know immediately which team she is really playing for.
We first learned that Mockingbird would be featured in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, but it was only late last month that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation actress was cast in the role. Palicki has some comic book experience under her belt already, but she would probably prefer that fans not pay attention to it. She was previously cast as the new television version of Wonder Woman back in 2011 when someone thought it was a good idea to hire David E. Kelley to make a show about the DC Comics Amazonian. Though a pilot was produced and made, it was never picked up and never aired due to it being absolutely terrible (I can say that having seen it), and now it merely exists as a mysterious and awful piece of comic book history.
In EW's story, there is a suggestion that when she is introduced this character is simply Bobbi Morse and not Mockingbird just yet, which makes me wonder how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be approaching the "superhero costume." Could we possibly eventually see Adrianne Palacki wearing something like this on the show?
Adrianne Palicki's Bobbi Morse will be making her television debut on October 21st, the fifth episode of the season, in an episode titled "A Hen in the Wolf House." Meanwhile, the second episode of Season 2, "Heavy Is The Head," is set to air next Tuesday, September 30th, at 9:00pm on ABC.